Toyonaka

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Toyonaka

豊中市
Toyonaka City Hall
Toyonaka City Hall
Flag of Toyonaka
Flag
Official seal of Toyonaka
Emblem
Location of Toyonaka in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Toyonaka in Osaka Prefecture
Toyonaka is located in Japan
Toyonaka
Toyonaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°47′N 135°28′E / 34.783°N 135.467°E / 34.783; 135.467Coordinates: 34°47′N 135°28′E / 34.783°N 135.467°E / 34.783; 135.467
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKeiichirō Asari
Area
 • Total36.38 km2 (14.05 sq mi)
Population
(October 1, 2016)
 • Total396,014
 • Density11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeSweet Osmanthus
 • FlowerRose
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address3-1-1 Nakasakurazuka, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka-fu
561-8501
WebsiteOfficial website
City Hall of Toyonaka

Toyonaka (豊中市, Toyonaka-shi) is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on October 15, 1936.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2016, the city has an estimated population of 396,014 and a population density of 11,000 persons per km². The total area is 36.38 km².[citation needed] Its peak population was over 420,000.[citation needed]

Toyonaka is a residential area of Osaka Prefecture, and includes Senri New Town.

The city is easy to reach through various modes of transportation, and many of its residents commute daily into Osaka City to work. Osaka University and Osaka Music College have their campuses in Toyonaka.

The Harada Shinto shrine is located in Toyonaka, adjacent to the Hankyu Okamachi station. Founded during the reign of the Emperor Tenmu (672-686), the wooden shrine was rebuilt in 1652 and again in 1781. An important cultural property, it is known for its copse of camphor trees and it is the site of the popular Lion Festival each October.[1]

The Consulate-General of Russia in Osaka is located in Toyonaka.[2]

Transportation[edit]

Osaka International Airport is partially located in Toyonaka including its terminal, although it is more commonly associated with the city of Itami.

The city is served by the Osaka Monorail (Senri-Chūō Station, Shōji Station, Shibahara Station, Hotarugaike Station and Osaka Airport Station), the Kita-Osaka Kyūkō Railway (Senri-Chūō Station and Ryokuchi-kōen Station) and the Hankyu Takarazuka Line (Shōnai Station, Hattori-tenjin Station, Sone Station, Okamachi Station, Toyonaka Station and Hotarugaike Station).

Points of interest[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nihon-kankou.or.jp.e.wp.hp.transer.com/osaka/detail/27203ba2212055492
  2. ^ "List of Consulates in Kansai Area Archived 2008-09-23 at the Wayback Machine.." Creation Core Higashi Osaka. Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  3. ^ 株式会社スポーツニッポン新聞社マルチメディア事業本部. 宝生舞 ~タレント名鑑~ ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex 芸能. www.sponichi.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-02-20.

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